Huawei claims top spot in European LTE market: report

Staff writer
13 Jan 2012
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Huawei was the top supplier of LTE base station equipment for 2011, a report said.

The In-Stat report also said Huawei had less than half the number of European LTE base station deployments as Ericsson. Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks will finish second and third in the market in 2011.

Together, Huawei, Ericsson and Nokia Siemens combine to account for more than 90% of LTE base station equipment market.

Remarkably, Samsung, which is projected to finish at number one in the Asia Pacific region, was responsible for less than 1% of the European LTE base station equipment market in 2011.

“Success in a region is less about the region and more about the success with individual carriers, especially the large carriers.

Almost of half of Huawei’s 2011 LTE base station success for example was the result of Huawei’s work with Vodafone in Germany,” said Chris Kissel, senior analyst at In-Stat. “The market is far from static though. Alcatel-Lucent and ZTE promise to grab share in the future. Additionally, 16% of deployments in 2015 have yet to have a LTE equipment vendor selected.”

The report also said Nokia Siemens is projected to grab the top spot in the European LTE base station equipment market in 2015 while Ericsson is projected to grab the top spot in Eastern Europe.

From 2009 to 2015, the Western European LTE Packet Backhaul equipment investment by operators will account for over $2 billion in revenue, the report said.

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